Community Localization at Facebook

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Networking 6:30 - 7 PM, and after the talk as time allows.
No webcast. No recording. "Be there or be square!" :-)

Over 1.6 billion people use Facebook each month to connect. Come learn how the Internationalization team at Facebook is scaling to meet the language needs of its many users. This talk will cover Facebook's Community Localization project and how the Facebook Internationalization team is making the world more open and connected in languages people understand.

Hajnalka Sarvari is currently leading the Internationalization Program Management team at Facebook. She joined the company in 2013 working as the Program Manager for Community Localization before stepping into her current role. Prior to Facebook she worked in multiple roles in the localization industry on both the supplier and customer side. She is deeply passionate about enabling people to connect by helping to eliminate the language barrier, and providing great language experiences. She is originally from Hungary, and currently lives in the Seattle area.

Aaron Babst is the Program Manager for Community Localization at Facebook. He previously spent several years at Google working on the Google Translate Community project and crowdsourcing on Google Maps. Aaron believes that when people are more open and connected it helps us embrace the differences of others and makes the world a better place. Aaron is originally from the Portland-area but now calls San Francisco home.

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This talk will not be webcast or recorded. Another good excuse to join us in person! But if you've missed other IMUG talks, there may be a video waiting for you in the IMUG archives ( We post those free of charge, but if you find them useful please consider supporting this work by becoming an IMUG member (

Many thanks to Iris Orriss and Facebook for hosting this talk!

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